Description

Historic favorite bright green apple! Whether fresh eating or cooking, the granny smith apple’s sweet and tart taste ranks it among the most popular apple trees. Perfect for pies, caramel apples, cider making, or low-calorie nutritious snacking. This medium to large size apple has a firm and crisp texture that has made it an apple lover’s favorite. Granny Smith apples are one of the best-storing apples and can be kept up to six months given the proper storage.

The Granny Smith apples ripen in late October. The trees are best suited for loamy, well-drained soils. This heat-tolerant apple tree originated circa 1868 in Australia. The granny smith apple tree thrives in full sun locations. Pollinator required: Choose another apple variety. See Recommended Pollinators below.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Mid
Chill Hours 400
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest Late October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Tart
Texture Firm, Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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